Anti-aging skin care – the #1 ingredient to avoid
Have you ever noticed how some anti-aging creams don’t absorb right away? Or why your skin feels dry and irritated immediately after washing? More than likely, the skin care products you are using contain some kind of petroleum derivative. Like mineral oil.
Mineral oil is the #1 preservative used by most skin-care lines. So, why is this a problem? Because petroleum derivatives such as mineral oil are occlusive, which means they block your pores instead of being absorbed into your skin. This can interfere with your skin’s ability to breathe, it’s ability to release toxins and it’s ability to absorb the anti-aging ingredients your product claims to deliver.
Your products could be full of beneficial anti-agers that never actually absorb into your skin! Don’t waste your money! Check your products to make sure they don’t contain any petroleum-based ingredients, such as mineral oil, benzene, petrolatum, phthalates and toulene.
The molecules in mineral oil are too large to be absorbed by your skin, so they create a film on top instead and don’t allow your lotion to absorb right away. This often will give the illusion that your skin is soft, hydrated. But as soon as you wash, you feel just as dry and irritated as ever, because none of the beneficial moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients even made it to your skin’s surface!
In addition to mineral oil, there are a few other animal derived ingredients to avoid in your anti-agin skin care ritual, many of which block your skin’s natural respiration like mineral oil. These animal derived ingredients (or animal by-products) are lanolin, collagen and tallow.
If you’re spending a lot of money on products hoping to look ten years younger, it will not happen if your products contain mineral oil or these other harmful ingredients.